letters to theo
Improvisational Performance art
Esplanade Theatres by the Bay
With Tang Da Wu and Station House da Opera
Station House da Opera presents the image of Vincent van Gogh’s painting, Wheatfield with Crows through the act of embroidery. Painted in 1890, the painting is believed to be van Gogh’s last work and thus deemed as one of his most significant paintings. Encapsulated in the above quote from van Gogh is a message that Tang Da Wu, the founder of Station House Da Opera, hopes to convey to all: that Vincent van Gogh, who died at the age of 37, was nonetheless loved by many, including his brother Theo and sister-in-law Johanna van Gogh, as well as his good friends, the postman Joseph Roulin and his doctor Dr Paul Gatchet. Vincent treasured all these relationships and the love that was showered upon him, and he gave back to society in the best way he could during his short life. The performance is inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s pure intentions in life and drawn from the endearing letters written to his brother, Theo van Gogh.